Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Desert Pines HS hosts "Rhythm of Respect" to celebrate the important week

Desert Pines High School is one of many CCSD schools participating in Week of Respect. On Wednesday, Oct. 1, the school hosted "Rhythm of Respect," where students took part in a drum circle and gave motivational speeches to call attention to the school's anti-bullying efforts and encourage others to be "Upstanders."

Week of Respect, proclaimed by Gov. Brian Sandoval as the week of Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, is intended to start a year-long effort to build safe and respectful school...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
"Be an Upstander" and help fight bullying

The Clark County School District encourages you to "Be an Upstander" during the Week of Respect, Sept. 29 through Oct. 3, 2014. This video explains what you can do to ensure that your school is a safe place for all students. The video also provides definitions for terms such as cyberbullying, target, bystander and upstander.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
LVA to host Performing & Visual Arts College Fair Oct. 23

College-bound high school students interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in the areas of music, dance, theater, visual arts, graphic design, and other related disciplines are encouraged to attend the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s (NACAC) Las Vegas Performing and Visual Arts College Fair. It will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information,...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Bank of Nevada funds financial literacy programs at 20 CCSD schools

Bank of Nevada is providing $40,000 to help fund financial literacy programs at 20 Title 1 elementary schools in the Clark County School District (CCSD) for the 2014-2015 school year. Bank executives along with representatives from CCSD kicked off the bank’s 20 for 20 Financial Literacy Program at Crestwood Elementary School on Sept. 30, 2014. The program will provide 20 schools with $2,000 each to support a financial literacy education program at each school. Approximately 15,000...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Today is deadline for teachers to apply for MAC Grants

McDonald’s will award up to $30,000 in "MAC Grants" to 60 local teachers in Nov. for the 2014 fall semester. Teachers are invited to apply for up to $500 for their classroom. The MAC Grants program is funded by local McDonald’s owner/operators and is available to all southern Nevada K-8 teachers. Teachers can apply online at https://mcdonaldsvegas.wufoo.com/forms/mac-grants-application-2014. The application deadline is Oct. 1, 2014.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Children to benefit from Goodie Two Shoes event

The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation presents its 5th Annual Rockin' Walk on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the TPC Summerlin Golf Course. The foundation helps provide children with new shoes, socks and more. According to the foundation's website, many of the more than 6,000 homeless children in Las Vegas have never had a new pair of shoes. For more information, call (702) 617-4027.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Diaz ES to host Youth Science Day event Oct. 8

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension 4-H youth development program will hold its National Youth Science Day event on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. at Diaz Elementary School. The family-friendly event, hosted by the Diaz Eagle Artists 4-H Club, will focus on rocketry with demonstrations of air and straw rockets and other activities. The school is located 4450 E. Owens, Las Vegas. For more information, call Karen Best at (702) 257-5538.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Parents now have access to Infinite Campus

The Clark County School District (CCSD) launched its Infinite Campus system for parents Sept. 30. Infinite Campus is one of the largest interactive networks launched in Clark County, and with this massive launch, CCSD is applying measures in advance to ensure parents can utilize the system with minimal complications. CCSD started mailing parent/guardian access codes this week. If parents do not receive a letter by Monday, Oct. 6, they should contact their child’s school. For assistance...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Whitney Ranch Rec Center to host parent/child literacy program

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering a parent/child interactive literacy series at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center this fall. Family Storyteller program is a six-week program aimed at encouraging and training parents to play a vital role in the early literacy development of their children. The class meets each Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., with parents and their children participating in reading and language activities together. Session #2 begins Oct. 28 and...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Bonner and Dooley Elementary Schools named Blue Ribbon Schools

Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga says two CCSD schools are among three Nevada schools to be named 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The honored CCSD schools are Bonner Elementary School in Las Vegas and Dooley Elementary School in Henderson. According to KLAS-TV, “The prestigious award is administered by the U.S. Department of Education and recognizes schools for their academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among students.” A national recognition...

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